Iranian persian rug

Jul 23, 2021. 21:02 UTC
Iranian Persian Rug
United States of America

Persian carpets

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This is a 9x12 authentic Persian rug purchased in the 1960s by a Persian rug dealer. The wealthy family (Balboe) who owned it were originally from Iran and the father was a Persian rug dealer in Iran before the family fled for their safety in the 1940s. The rug may be from the Hamadan providence. It was recently professionally cleaned by a company that rates rugs A though F, A being museum quality. They rated it a B, not museum quality but very valuable.


The family is from Iran and were Persian rug dealers

Answered within about 19 hours
Jul 24, 15:52 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$3,000 - $5,000 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$5,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Beth,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage Persian Hamadan hand-loomed wool carpet
Made in Iran, early 20th Century
In a reddish palatte, comprising a lush stylized pattern on a cream ground within a reddish border, trimmed selvedges.
9 by 12 feet
CONDITION: wear appears to be good; value assumes no stains, odors, tears or repairs.
PROVENANCE: inherited, in a family of Rug Dealers
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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Beth rifkin Aug 05, 02:24 UTC

I wanted to know what the next steps are for selling this rug. Is it being offered for sale in your marketplace or auction house?

Delia Aug 05, 11:51 UTC

Hi Beth,

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Alternatively, you can reach out to auction houses in your area to see if they are interested in selling this on your behalf.
Let me know if you have any additional questions.

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